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Old 07-07-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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What's wrong with people thinking Chicago is better than New York? Chicago is a great city with many great achievements. Better is subjective. All of the things NY is known for could easily be turn-offs as well as turn-ons.

 
Old 07-07-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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this. thread. needs. to. die.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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The Midwest will never ever be better than the East Coast.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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^ better at what?? This thread is so silly. My family thinks Iowa City is eons better than Chicago, and they think Chicago is better than New York.

Should I create a thread called "Why do people think Iowa City is better than New York".

It's all personal opinion. Many people want different things. I love New York, but I know a TON of people who have been there and would go to great lengths to never step foot in the city again. Same for Chicago. Some like urban and what the cities have to offer - some absolutely can't stand those traits.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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The Midwest will never ever be better than the East Coast.
Right..cause there's so much activity coming out of Delaware, Maine, New hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and Upstate NY. A side from NYC and Boston there's nothing on the east coast. Love how east coasters try to ride coat tails.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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Revisiting this thread, I am particularly fond of the Chicago's North Shore. It is truly a place of immense quiet quality. This is where I grew up. Chicago itself is a magnificent city, but doesn't brag about this fact. Extraordinary in every way, but not in-your-face with it.

NY is too damn in-your-face. Nothing subtle about the place. It too is an extraordinary city, and the people there let you know every waking hour. NY a very unsettling place, too damn aggressive and intrusive in its magnificence.

I prefer quiet quality as it is experienced in the Midwest, not the insulting, condescending arrogance that is NY even when it is expressed quietly.
I agree with you about new yorkers constantly rambling about how their city is the greatest in the world..the arrogance and snobbiness of it is beyond obnoxious.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Right..cause there's so much activity coming out of Delaware, Maine, New hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and Upstate NY. A side from NYC and Boston there's nothing on the east coast. Love how east coasters try to ride coat tails.
I realize this is City-Data where everything revolves around cities. But some people on the East Coast think that the places you say are nothing; Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Upstate New York etc, are some of the the very best parts.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Um, is this Chicago Public Schools "New Math"?

NYC has 6 times as many tall buildings as Chicago. Obviously it has more tall buildings than Chicago.

If I build a 2000 foot toothpick in Fargo, North Dakota, would you say Fargo or Sao Paulo has more tall buildings? I mean, one city has tens of thousands of highrises, and the other has a 2000 foot toothpick?
Chicagos top 25 tallest buildings are taller than New yorks top 25
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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some people think chicago is better than new york because THEY LIKE CHICAGO BETTER THAN NEW YORK. WHO CARES.

I like San Francisco JUST AS MUCH as New York...OMGGG!!
 
Old 09-14-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Chicagos top 25 tallest buildings are taller than New yorks top 25
Just taking a look at Emporis, this is nonsense.

NYC has roughly twice as many buildings above 700 ft. And this doesn't count all the buildings u/c in NYC (there are none u/c in Chicago at this height level).

Just eyeballing the Emporis numbers, NYC leads Chicago at basically every height level. Usually NYC has about twice or three times as many buildings at a given height level.

But the real difference between NYC and Chicago is between, say 12 and 40 floors. It appears that NYC has a MASSIVE number of buildings at this height range, and Chicago, not so much.

Because, if you look at 500 ft+, NYC has over 200 and Chicago has over 100.

But if you look at all highrises, NYC has about 6,000 and Chicago has about 1,000.
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